CO 194/59 [Reel B-686]

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Date

From whom(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

1-3

7 Jan. 1817

Francis Pickmore, Governor of Newfoundland

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a letter from Rev. David Rowland, missionary of the established church at St. Johnís, regarding the legality of marriages. Specifically with regards to marriage which occurred between a young soldier and the daughter of Fort Maj. Green of St. Johnís.

5

28 Sept. 1816

David Rowland, Missionary and officiating garrison chaplain
(St. Johnís)

F. Pickmore

Request from government to prevent the recurrence of Methodist ministers solemnizing the rites of marriages in St. Johnís contrary to the laws of the realm.

6

25 Sept. 1816

George Cubit, Methodist Minister

?

Marriage certificate of Peter Montgomery, bachelor, and Margaret Courtney, spinster of St. Johnís. (In the presence of Andrew Caravan, George Allan, and Nathan Graham).

8

13 July, 1816

Methodist Ministers (Thomas Vasey, John Gaulton, Thomas Wood, and James Buckley)

?

Recommending George Cubit as a fit person to perform the duties of the Church of England as a minister.

10

7 Jan. 1817

F. Pickmore
(England)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a copy of a paper with observances on some proposed amendments.

12-21

7 Jan. 1817

F. Pickmore
(England)

Earl Bathurst

Insolvents in Newfoundland and itís Dependencies: Enclosed papers with detailed observations concerning alterations to amendments related to the distribution of the property of insolvent persons in Newfoundland, especially concerning oil and fish.

22

7 Jan. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting the hiring of an office for transacting the Governorís public business while in London.

24

24 Jan. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting an abstract of the fisheries and inhabitants and an abstract of the exports and imports in Newfoundland during past season.

25-27

24 Jan. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Report on an account of the goods imported into Newfoundland between the 11th Oct. 1815 and the 10th Oct. 1816; Report on an account of the goods exported into Newfoundland between the 11th Oct. 1815 and the 10th Oct. 1816; Report on the return of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland between 10th Oct. 1815 and 10th Oct. 1816; Additional particulars respecting Newfoundland from the 10th Oct. 1815 to the 10th Oct. 1816; An account of the Seal Fishery for the year 1816; An account of the Herring and Salmon Fisheries for the year 1816;

28

27 Jan. 1817

F. Pickmore

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the bequeathment of money to a Mr. John Brook.

30

31 Jan. 1817

F. Pickmore

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the subject of the validity of marriages in Newfoundland.

32-32v

3 Feb. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the unfit condition of Government House in St. Johnís to offer any comfort or protection during the winter months, recommending the erection of a new house.

34-36

8 Feb. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Henry Goulburn

Offering opinion respecting the registry of vessels at Newfoundland; Recommending Capt. Buchan, commander of the Sloop Pike, for a government position.

38-38v

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?

?

Extract from a government amendment respecting the registry of vessels in Newfoundland.

40-40v

?

?

?

Extract from the Governorís Commission, Vice Admiral Pickmore.

42-42v

29 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore

David Buchan, Captain of the Sloop Pike

Copy of an order to the Senior Officer on the subject of signing certificates of Registry. (Countersigned P. C. LeGeyt).

44-45

17 Feb. 1817

F. Pickmore

(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting an enclosed letter from Mr. Eaststaff, surveyor of lands, requesting further pay for services.

46-46v

19 Nov. 1816

T. G. W. Eaststaff, Crown Surveyor
(St. Johnís)

F. Pickmore

Requesting an increase in salary as Surveyor of lands for Newfoundland.

48-48v

17 Feb. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting information on whether the additional payments given to Rev. Patrick Lambert as head of the Catholic Church in Newfoundland should continue as he is now residing in Ireland due to poor health.

50-51v

18 Feb. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the loss of houses around Admiralís Beach due to a fire in St. Johnís in February 1816, and a request by those with newly rebuilt houses in a new area to be given some reduction on their rents.

52-52v

20 Mar. 1817

?, Major Commanding 98th Regiment
(Fort William)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the distress of the peoples of Newfoundland due to the lack of supplies and provisions.

53

28 Mar. 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Acknowledging the authorization to import provisions such as bread, flour, Indian corn, and live stock from the United States.

55-55v

8 May, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Henry Goulburn

Acknowledging the reception of letters and a memorial from Mr. Lewis Desmond requesting compensation for expenses sustained by him in consequence of the refusal of the authorities at Newfoundland to allow passengers from the Brig. Concord to be landed there.

57-57v

28 Apr. 1817

F. Pickmore

Thomas Coote, Chief Magistrate

Enclosed letter providing all the necessary information respecting the proceedings of the magistrates regarding the matter alluded to in Mr. Lewis Desmondís memorial.

59

20 May, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning requests made by French subjects residing in St. Pierre and Miquelon to cut wood in the Bay of Despair on the south coast of Newfoundland to help rebuild their huts for fishing purposes.

61-61v

16 June, 1816

Mons. Bourrilhon, French Naval Officer

Sir R. Keats

Enclosed extract of a letter regarding requests from the French to cut wood in Newfoundland for the purpose of rebuilding huts in St. Pierre and Miquelon. (French Document).

63-64

10 Sept. 1816

Adm. Pickmore

Mons. Bourrilhon

Enclosed extract of a letter respecting the French requests to cut wood in the Bay of Despair in Newfoundland to rebuild huts in St. Pierre and Miquelon.

65-65v

20 May, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the recommendation for the Governor to move to a nearby house in St. Johnís for temporary residency in the winter in place of Government House.

67-67v

24 May, 1817

F. Pickmore

Henry Goulburn

Requesting forms and information respecting bills accumulated for making alterations to the Government Houseís cellar and fencing.

68-68v

5 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the expenses to make repairs and paint the Government House in St. Johnís.

70

13 Feb. 1817

David Buchan, Surrogate
(Fort Townshend)

Gen. Lane, Assistant Commissioner

Concerning the expenses and supplies for repairs needed for the Government House.

70v

13 Feb. 1817

Gen. Lane
(St. Johnís)

David Buchan

Concerning small ironmongery articles necessary for the security of Government House.

71-71v

14 Feb. 1817

David Buchan
(Fort Townshend)

Gen. Lane

Concerning the matter of authority given to order the repairs on the Government House in St. Johnís.

72

15 Feb. 1817

Gen. Lane
(St. Johnís)

David Buchan

Claiming the authority given to make expenditures on repairs to Government House is not sufficient.

74

5 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting estimates of the expenses for making necessary repairs to the Government House.

76-76v

30 Sept. 1816

Richard Vicars, Comptroller and Engineer
(St. Johnís)

?

Enclosed estimate of alterations and repairs necessary to perform at the Government House. Postscript indicates that "The Apparatus for the Water Closet must be sent out from England -- not being procurable in Newfoundland"

78-79

5 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(Kent)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the state of the Government House and the addition to governorís salary in the event of winter residence.

80

11 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the reception of several letter from government concerning the granting of land in Newfoundland and requesting observations on two circumstances within that colony.

82-83v

12 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the miserable state of lower class people in Newfoundland due to the lack of provisions such as flour.

84-85

3 Apr. 1817

Capt. David Buchan

F. Pickmore

Extract of an enclosed letter concerning the tendering of government bills to those who may be disposed to contract for replacing the provision of flour.

86-86v

3 Apr. 1817

Capt. David Buchan

F. Pickmore

Extract of an enclosed letter concerning the drawing of bills on government offices to provide provisions for the peoples of Newfoundland.

88-88v

14 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(Kent)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the increase in pay given to the Governor of Newfoundland.

90-90v

18 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(Admiralty)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning a request made by Pickmore to delay his departure to his station in Newfoundland.

92-93

1 Apr. 1817

Principal Inhabitants of St. Johnís (e.g. John Broom)
(St. Johnís)

F. Pickmore

Relating several disturbing events that have occurred across the island including the plundering of stores in Carbonear, the current control of Harbour Grace by a turbulent mob, the searching for bread on board a ship bound to Burin by a mob, etc. Extra patrols were instituted and requests for more flour was made.

94-95v

31 Mar. 1817

David Buchan
(Fort Townshend)

F. Pickmore

Concerning the distressed state of the island and its inhabitants due to a lack of provisions. Mentions relief given by government and charitable organizations.

96-96v

25 Mar. 1817

William Thomas, Chairman
(Court House)

?

Account from a general meeting for the regulation of the distribution of the remaining provisions and the protection of the town.

97

?

?

?

List of the Housekeepers who are to feed the poor.

98

27 Mar. 1817

David Buchan

?

Return of provisions remaining in His Majestyís Naval Victualling stores at St. Johnís.

98v

27 Mar. 1817

David Buchan

?

A Scale of the rations issued for the relief of the distressed in St. Johnís.

99

31 Mar. 1817

David Buchan
(St. Johnís)

Senior Naval Officer in Command of Her Majestyís Ships at Halifax

A demand for provisions to replace such species as have been issued for the relief of the poor from His Majestyís Naval Victualling stores at this port.

100

24 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(London)

Henry Goulburn

Acknowledging the reception of two letters concerning the permission given to French fishermen to cut wood in the Bays of Fortune and Despair, and repayments by the registrar of the vice admiralty court regarding the American vessel Triton.

102-102v

27 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(HMS. Drake, Portsmouth)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the desire to help those suffering from lack of provisions in Newfoundland and the enforcement of the Marriage Act as some Methodists continue to commit offences.

104

29 June, 1817

F. Pickmore
(Sir Francis Drake, Portsmouth)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting to be furnished with a copy of the estimate for the civil establishment of Newfoundland for the present year.

106-107

2 July, 1817

F. Pickmore
(Sir Francis Drake, Spithead)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting an enclosed letter from Capt. David Buchan who has drawn several bills to help pay for flour to relieve the suffering of people starving in Newfoundland.

108

23 Apr. 1817

Capt. David Buchan
(Fort Townshend)

Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury

(London)

Enclosed letter concerning the drawing of a large sum of money by Capt. Buchan from His Majestyís Treasury.

109

23 Apr. 1817

David Buchan
(Government House)

Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury

(London)

Concerning the drawing of money for the payment of replacing flour which was issued from the military magazines at Newfoundland.

110-112

2 July, 1817

F. Pickmore
(Portsmouth)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the poor state of the fishery in Newfoundland due to the costs and severity of the current situation on the island with the lack of provisions.

114

1 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Sir Francis Drake, St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Pickmore announces his arrival on the island and reports on the moderate success of the fishery.

116

3 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting the duty-free entry of American vessels into Newfoundland which are stocked with flour.

118

1 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning an enclosed letters from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury regarding the expenses of His Majestyís colonies and settlements abroad.

120-120v

1 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Acknowledging the reception of a letter relative to the execution of certain acts of parliament respecting the abolition of the slave trade.

122

1 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting statements of the judge and registrar regarding the remaining proceeds of the derelict Triton.

124-125

1 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning attempts to calculate available lands for cultivation in Newfoundland without the presence of Mr.Eaststaff, surveyor of lands.

126

1 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the reception of a letter from His Lordship with instructions and commands.

128-129v

1 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning an public advertisement from Assistant Commissar General Lane offering his bills on the treasury for a premium rate.

130-130v

17 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Gen. William Lane

Pickmore calling Laneís attention to a proclamation of government against such acts that depreciate the value of the Spanish dollar being used on the island.

132

18 Oct. 1817

Gen. William Lane
(St. Johnís)

F. Pickmore

Lane defends his actions against the accusations of Governor Pickmore regarding the premium trade of Spanish dollars.

134-137

5 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning repairs made and needed on Government House in St. Johnís, its temporary state of good condition, and the payment of articles and supplies for the house.

138-140

12 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning another fire in St. Johnís that occurred down near Water Street on the 7 November, which caused the destruction of many storehouses with winter provisions.

141-141

15 Nov. 1817

F Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosing a plan of St. Johnís showing the part of the town which was destroyed by the fire and reporting on a request made to Halifax for provisions to be sent to the island.

143

15 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosed plan of part of the Town of St. Johnís destroyed by fire on the 7th Nov. 1817. (*Map*).

144-146

22 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Reporting on another fire which broke out in the town of St. Johnís on the 21st November near the location of the previous fire on Water Street.

147

22 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosed plan of part of the Town of St. Johnís destroyed by fire on the 21st Nov. 1817. (*Map*).

148

20 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a report from the Commanding Engineer of the state of the fortifications for the defence of St. Johnís.

150-151v

20 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a copy of the Governorís Account Current with the treasury for the year ending the 20th October last: Payments not included are expenses for the keep of one horse for the governorís use, works and materials for repairs to Government House, the balance due to the High Sheriff for the prosecution of criminals and regulations of police, money drawn to supply provisions to the sufferers in St. Johnís, etc.

152v-157

20 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosed copy of an account of Governor Pickmoreís account current with the Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, signed under oath by Francis Pickmore).

158v-167

20 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosed copy of an account of Governor Pickmoreís account current with the Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, signed under oath by Francis Pickmore).

168v-171

20 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosed copy of an account of Governor Pickmoreís account for lands leased and grants with the Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, signed under oath by Francis Pickmore).

172

30 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Thomas Williams and Nicholas Gill, Church Wardens

Receipt of expenses paid to construct a fence around a church yard in St. Johnís and to repair the church.

173

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Thomas Coote, Chief Magistrate

Receipt of additional salary for services provided.

174

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

John Broom

Ditto.

175

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

James Blaikie

Ditto.

176

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

A. Hogsett, Clerk of the Secretary

Ditto.

177

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

J. Bland

Ditto.

178

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Sarah England, Assistant to the School of Industry

Receipt of salary for services provided.

179

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

William Thomas for Joseph Bacon, Society for improving the condition of the poor

Receipt of salary for services provided as Master of the School of Industry.

180

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

J. Bland for Abraham Ackerman

Receipt of allowance paid for divine services at Bonavista for the Church of England.

181

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Thomas R. Brooking for Thomas Walley

Receipt of allowance paid for divine services at Greenspond for the Church of England.

182

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

J. Bland for Samuel Wolfrey

Receipt of allowance paid for divine services at Morton Harbour for the Church of England.

183

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

J. Bland for Charles Hellings

Receipt of allowance paid for divine services at Fogo for the Church of England.

184

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

James Blaikie

Receipt of allowance paid for collecting and abstracting the returns of the fishery and inhabitants and of exports and imports from several districts in Newfoundland.

185

20 Oct. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

George Williams

Receipt of allowance paid for divine services at Bay Roberts for the Church of England.

186

15 Nov. 1817

F. Pickmore

Peter Henderson for James Macbraire

Receipt of money given to Macbraire in compensation for lands lost on his property for the widening of the street.

187-194

22 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Report concerning the state of the inhabitants and the fisheries in Newfoundland: failing of the boat fishery on some parts of the island such as Burin, Fortune Bay, etc., lack of success from the spring seal fishery due to bad weather, the large numbers of American Vessels off the coast of Labrador, the shipment of bread and flour from the United State and Great Britain, destruction of the Court House on the 7th November and a request for a new court house, attempts to accommodate the Government House for Winter, plans to regulate against the possibly of more fires in St. Johnís, etc.

195-195v

22 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Offering opinions on the feasibility of organizing a Militia Force in Newfoundland.

197-197v

27 Dec. 1817

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning requests from the Governor for payments which he believes are due to him for his services provided in Newfoundland.

199-200

30 Dec. 1817

?, Major Commanding 98th Regiment
(Fredericton, New Brunswick)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the authorization and payments given to share provisions from the military storage to help relieve the suffering of the inhabitants of Newfoundland.

201-203v

?, 1817

?

?

Index of letters, messages, and papers mailed by Governor Pickmore concerning the major events and issues of Newfoundland in 1817.

205-205v

27 June, 1817

?

?

Typed proclamation regarding an act regulating the celebration of Marriages in Newfoundland. (London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, printers to the Kingís Most Excellent Majesty).

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